#65 Weeding Hoe, large
Designer: Master Shin-in Young
Brand: Anseong Daejanggan
Anseong is a South Korean city known for its brass, stone and iron implements, as well as a famous market of traditional craft and trade. The Shin Blacksmith was established there in 1845, today in the 5th generation of the family and the oldest blacksmith in Korea. Master Shin In-young produces there the best handmade knives and farming tools in the country and was named by the Gyeonggi Province as an Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure # 60 in 2016, the first time given to an one individual. He’s the only artisan who practices a traditional technique of attaching steel sheets to clay. He teaches widely, in an interest to pass down craft and tradition. When Korea undertook to restore the stone pagoda of the Mireuksa Temple in Iksan, Master Shin was prevailed upon to produce the necessary stone-working tools.
Item Description: Each and sickle and hoe is formed for specific types of soil and depth of digging, and is even produced for left or right handed use. While he hand forges each tool, his work is embedded with economy, simplicity and elegance.
Materials: Iron, chestnut wood handle
Dimensions: L: 12.5" x W: 5"
Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a soft cloth. If liquid is needed to clean, use water only and dry thoroughly to prevent rust.
Made In: South Korea